DeRozan decisive with Toronto, Valanciunas unlocks the Pelicans, Miami takes the Florida derby
Chicago continues to win (4-0, best start to the season since 1996) and also moves to Toronto, Miami beats the Magic in the Florida derby while i Clippers dominano Portland.
The Heat swept away the resistance of the Magic with a 12-2 run in the last quarter and took home the Florida derby. Jimmy Butler hurts the Magic defense in the painted area and eventually scores 36 points. 13 points and nine assists from the bench for a Tyler Herro who started the season in a great way.
Miami: Butler 36 (15/21, 6/6 tl), Adebayo, Morris 16. Rimbalzi, Adebayo 13. Assist: Herro 9.
Orlando: Wagner 15 (4/16, 2/7, 1/2 tl), Suggs 15 (1/4, 4/8, 1/2 tl), Hampton, Anthony 12. Rimbalzi: Carter Jr. 9. Assist: Anthony 5.
They have not yet faced teams of great depth but the Bulls continue to send really encouraging signals to their fans by winning another success in Toronto and thus maintaining their seasonal unbeatenness. Making the difference in Canada is an ex always very regret like DeRozan. The former Raptors and Spurs, in fact, signed 11 of his 26 points in the final fraction, making a fundamental contribution to the attack of the Bulls. 17 assists, however, for VanVleet, his career peak.
Toronto:Anunoby 22 (4/9, 4/8, 2/2 tl), Trent Jr. 18, VanVleet 15. Rimbalzi: Achiuwa 11. Assist: VanVleet 17.
Chicago:DeRozan 26 (5/15, 2/4, 10/10 tl), LaVine 22, Vucevic 17. Rimbalzi: Vucevic 8. Assist: LaVine, Ball 5.
Minnesota-New Orleans 98-107
Waiting for Zion, the Pelicans conquer their first success of the season by going to win in Minneapolis. Valanciunas makes a big voice under the basket (22 points and 23 rebounds), Ingram and Graham find the retina with continuity and Nola puts under the Timberwolves betrayed by a disappointing D’Angelo Russell: 3/14 from the field.
Minnesota:Towns 32 (6/14, 4/10, 8/8 tl), Edwards 28, Beverley 13. Rimbalzi: Towns 14. Assist: Towns 7.
New Orleans:Ingram 27 (7/14, 4/7, 1/1 tsp), Valanciunas 22, Graham 21. Rimbalzi: Valanciunas 23. Assist: Graham 7.
The intriguing Cavaliers are running to become one of the surprises of the season and with personality they trip the Nuggets in Colorado. Cleveland defends with order and energy, forcing Denver to a bad 23% from long range and strength as many as 21 turnover. In attack Kevin Love returns to being incisive and signs 22 points in 21 ‘on the court, Jarrett Allen’s performance is also very solid: 21 points and 16 rebounds.
Denver:Jokic 24 (8/11, 1/4, 5/6 tl), Gordon, Barton 12. Rimbalzi: Jokic 19. Assist: Morris 6.
Cleveland: Love 22 (7/9, 1/4, 5/5 tsp), Allen 21, Markkanen 12. Rimbalzi: Allen 16. Assist: Rubio 8.
LA Clippers-Portland 116-86
First success of the season for the Clippers who dominate the disappointing Blazers. LA starts with his foot on the accelerator and immediately sets the record straight, escaping to +18 already at the opening of the second quarter. The rest is all downhill also because Portland confuses in attack and argues with the basket. Paul George leaves his mark above all in defense and in the end closes with eight recoveries (his highest in his career) on the scoresheet.
LA Clippers:Kennard 23 (2/3, 6/7, 1/1 tl), Jackson 18, George 16. Rimbalzi: Zubac 8. Assist: Bledsoe 7.
Portland: McCollum 20 (3/5, 4/11, 2/2 tl), Simons, Lillard 12. Rimbalzi: Nurkic 10. Assist: McCollum 4.
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